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Re: lucky finds
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Bit slow in posting here, but previous to a few days ago I hadn't really had any remarkable finds. But, I just bought (another) GA&U (staff copy) CT signed Silmarillion last week for £5! Seller, upon questioning, stated...

" The signature " Christopher Tolkein " appears on the first free end paper. The signature is clearly and neatly written. I can not guarentee, but I think it is likely, that the signature is actually an authentic signature of Christopher Tolkein, who is the editor of this first edition of the book which was published four years after the death of the author. Christopher Tolkein is, as far as I can deduce from the foreword, the son of the author.

Yes, I think he is J. R. R. Tolkien's son; & needless to say, Christopher didn't spell his surname incorrectly...

BH

Posted on: 2010/11/25 13:29
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I have known Angie for many years and knew the story of it being shown to Rayner to get his opinion long before the item was sold by Daeron's, so that much is true. IIRC Rayner said that it was more than likely JRRT, but it was difficult to be entirely certain because JRRT's handwriting could vary enormously.

The book was "rediscovered" and bought for very little in a second hand bookshop I think, so not a deliberate fake made for profit anyway.

Posted on: 2010/11/24 12:40


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Urulókë wrote:
I found it funny that CT was "of the opinion" that the ink was his father's from a fax transmission.


That's a good one! I hadn't caught that myself. Very funny.

Posted on: 2010/11/24 6:20


Re: Tolkien Map
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This may be as reliable as the discredited claim that CT keeps wild boars in his garden to keep away fans, but I have heard that CT will only correspond by fax with his publishers, hence that would be the only way that he would have seen a copy of the item.

Posted on: 2010/11/24 5:04


Re: Tolkien Map
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I found it funny that CT was "of the opinion" that the ink was his father's from a fax transmission.

Posted on: 2010/11/23 23:52
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